Jul 26, 2021

Amazon Bitcoin job ad boosts cryptocurrency surge

The price of some cryptocurrencies has surged, after retailer Amazon revealed it was hiring an expert in the field. Amazon has not confirmed any plans to accept cryptocurrency payments, despite the speculation. The job advert has been widely reported by cryptocurrency enthusiast sites, and London's City AM newspaper quoted an unnamed source as saying Amazon was "Definitely" pursuing Bitcoin payments in the near future. "We believe the future will be built on new technologies that enable modern, fast, and inexpensive payments, and hope to bring that future to Amazon customers as soon as possible." "Given the might of Amazon Web Services, it isn't surprising that the tech giant wants to be at the cutting edge of new payments technology - and establishing a new digital currency is likely to be on the agenda."

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